Easy as 1-2-3: The simple absurdity of the site selection for the ‘Memorial to the Victims of Communism’

triad: noun tri·ad \ˈtrī-ˌad also -əd\ 1:  a union or group of three : trinity 2:  a chord of three tones consisting of a root with... Read More

EVENTS: Robson Redux Winners Meet and Greet, June 28th

Join us for an afternoon design talk, followed by a meet and greet with Chicago-based architects Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer ... Read More

The fall of Sir Henry Pellatt, king of Casa Loma

A carved marble fountain of child figures supporting a dolphin, a solid bronze buffalo head, and hundreds of champagne flutes, wine... Read More

UrbSanity: Shhh!!! A loud vision for the Central Library

Last summer, following the 40th anniversary of the Ottawa Public Library Main Branch on Metcalfe, the Main Library Facility Planning... Read More

Book Review – Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World

Author: Jared Green (Princeton Architectural Press, 2015) Sometimes the strongest way to get a message across is through simplicity... Read More

Doors Open Ottawa 2015: A look at Ottawa’s Community Support Services

On June 6-7, 2015, the City of Ottawa marked its 14th annual Doors Open Ottawa event, a weekend celebrating the City’s built heritage... Read More

A dizzy history of revolving restaurants in Toronto

Nothing epitomizes space age urbanism quite like the revolving restaurant. Imagine sitting at the top of a modern skyscraper, the... Read More

Book Review – New Museums in China

Museums in China are booming. Their unique forms and innovative structures stand out among the more mundane buildings of China’s... Read More

Adaptive Re-Use through “Loft-Style Living”

With tall ceilings, open floor plans and often large windows it is not hard to see why people are drawn to loft-style apartments. The... Read More

Visual Thoughts #55

Last VT image: Warehouse in Burnaby, BC. *** Isabelle Kim is a Vancouver-based Communications & Design B.A. from SFU, involved in... Read More